Federal agents arrested a Pentagon analyst on Wednesday, accusing him of illegally disclosing highly classified information about possible attacks on American forces in Iraq to two employees of a pro-Israel lobbying group.http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/05/politics/05spy.html?ex=1115956800&en=301d4fa36320408e&ei=5070
Other people who have been officially briefed on the case said that while Iraq was discussed at the lunch, most of the conversation centered on Iran.
The uncensored Pentagon report at least allows the international public to know that there were no less than 15,527 attacks on the occupation forces from July 2004 to March 2005.http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GE05Ak04.html
These numbers confirm that when US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his minions spin that the situation in Iraq is under control they are essentially lying.
3 separate strikes in Baghdad as violence continues to surgehttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7721003/
A U.S. soldier runs past a burning Army truck destroyed by a car bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on Thursday.
Suicide bombing targets US patrol in Baghdadhttp://www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=729839
OCCUPIED BAGHDAD -- Eyewitnesses said the suicide bombing came after a number of insurgents attacked the patrol with rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) and machinegun fire.
Third Iraq tour proves unlucky for Marinehttp://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-b4_4injured-1.4445583may05,0,2193717.story?coll=all-newslocal-hed
Bulgaria to withdraw Iraq troopshttp://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,15191132-38200,00.html
US judge declares mistrial in Abu Ghraib abuse casehttp://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050504/ts_nm/iraq_abuse_plea_dc;_ylt=Aq.uLMTNe9yDyyQ1TnaDwLys0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2MTQ3MTFjBHNlYwN0cw
To date, high-ranking officials have not been charged in the abuse scandal even though details of harsh practices across Iraq, Afghanistan' and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have emerged.
Graner transmitted pictures of the mentally ill prisoner who was the man at the end of England's leash. In one photo the man was covered in his feces.http://reuters.myway.com/article/20050505/2005-05-05T172334Z_01_N05520109_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-IRAQ-ABUSE-WIFE-DC.html
"The whup ass (beatings) ran like a river," Morris quoted Graner as saying about the frequent beatings of prisoners. "He had complete contempt for prisoners; as far as he was concerned they had no rights."
A Marine corporal who was videotaped shooting an apparently injured and unarmed Iraqi in a Fallujah mosque last year will not face court-martial.http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4983374,00.html
In the video, as the cameraman moved into the mosque, a Marine in the background can be heard shouting obscenities and yelling that one of the men was only pretending to be dead. The Marine then raises his rifle toward an Iraqi lying on the floor of the mosque and shoots the man.
Reuters Cameraman Seized in Iraq for 11 Days, Claims He Was Beatenhttp://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000909789
Iraqi police in the northern city of Mosul released a Reuters Television cameraman and his father on Wednesday, after holding them for 11 days without charge, Reuters reported today.
A battalion of Iraq's elite commando troops was pulled out of the rebel bastion of Samarra last month after repeated incidents of looting, culminating in the torching of a home.http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=13427
The commandos have been dogged by torture allegations and at least one of their detainees in Samarra turned up dead last month.
U.S. civilian authorities in Iraq cannot properly account for nearly $100 million that was supposed to have been spent on reconstruction projects in south-central Iraq.http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=729490
House Approves $82,000,000,000.00 for Iraqhttp://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=731593
Boosting Terror Spending to $300,000,000,000.00
UK Consulate blasts fan NY security fearshttp://reuters.myway.com/article/20050505/2005-05-05T190146Z_01_N05541219_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-USA-BRITAIN-BLAST-DC.html
"No matter how much money we spend, how many liberties we give up, how tightly we close our borders, we are going to be a vulnerable society."
Grenades Damage British Consulate in N.Y.http://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/news?e=pri&dt=050505&cat=news&st=newsd89t77500&src=ap
Police detained an analyst with the U.N. commission responsible for eliminating Iraq's biological, chemical and long-range missile programs.